|Updated August 17, 2017|
Builders Association Parade of Homes, through Sept. 4, Fox Meadow in
Menomonee Falls, Highlander Estates in Mequon and Four Windís West
in Hartland. Hours: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays (except Labor Day)
through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends and Labor Day. $12 for
adults, $6 for seniors (65 and older) and children (ages 3 through
12); children 3 and younger get in free. Adult tickets are $10 at
37th annual Irish
Fest, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. today, 4 p.m. to midnight Friday, noon to
midnight Saturday and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday Henry Maier Festival
Park, 200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee. The largest Irish festival in
the world. A celebration of Irish music, food and culture. Performers
from the renowned TradFest Temple Bar in Dublin will take on their
first engagement on U.S. soil. General admission is $20, $15 for
seniors 60 and up, and free for 12 and younger. Visit Irishfest.com
for many ticket specials.
Midwest Stand Up Paddle Festival, Saturday, Community Center in
Oconomowoc. Learn to stand up paddle board, register for a short or
long paddle race and get your feet wet in the sport of stand up paddle
boarding. Start the day with yoga and attend paddle clinics and more.
All proceeds will go towards the OHS Sports Boosters and a local clean
water charity. www.paddleboardspecialists.com, 262-261-3800.
Ride to the Barns,
8 a.m. Saturday, Camp/Quad, begins and ends at highways Q and 83,
Town of Erin. Tall Pines Conservancy will host the ride through
Lake Country and rolling farmland in Waukesha, Washington and Dodge
counties. A route more than 60 miles starts at 8 a.m. and a route more
than 30 miles begins at 9 a.m. Rest stops will include community farms
serving locally grown food, with snacks sourced and created by a local
chef. A post-ride party offers locally grown foods, beer,
refreshments, a live auction and music.Registration is $95 per person.
Visit tallpinesconservancy.org to register. For more information,
contact 262-369-0500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
21st Donna Lexa
Memorial Art Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, along the Glacial
Drumlin Bicycle Trail in Wales. www.donnalexamemorialartfair.org,
Brewing, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Old World Wisconsin, W372-S9727
Highway 67, Town of Eagle. Milwaukee Brewing will be featured. Stop by
the Sudhaus, in the German Area, and get a cold brew while learning
more about Wisconsinís rich brewing history. Brewing event is
included with museum admission: $19 for adults, $16 for seniors 65 and
up, $10 for ages 5 through 17, free for 4 and younger.
Bluegrass in the
Park, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Pulaski Park, East Grange and South
Swift avenues in Cudahy. KR Bluegrass Band, Dillweeds and Bluegrass
All-Stars will perform. Food,
refreshments and raffles available. All proceeds from the event are
used for further upgrades in the park and the 1930s-era pavilion. No
admission. Visit the Friends of Pulaski Park - Cudahy Facebook page.
1870s Base Ball
Game, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Old World Wisconsin, W372-S9727 Highway 67,
Town of Eagle. Eagle Diamonds play at their home field. No gloves
allowed. Admission is included with museum admission: $19 for adults,
$16 for seniors 65 and up, $10 for ages 5 through 17, free for 4 and
Light Up the Lake
Boat Parade and Fireworks, 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Lac La Belle
City Beach, 324 W. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc.
Days, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Field Park, highways 83
and NN, Mukwonago. www.maxwellstreetdays.net.
Gardening, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Old World Wisconsin,
W372-S9727 Highway 67, Town of Eagle. Tours and talks with heirloom
garden experts will showcase hundreds of varieties of vegetables,
flowers and herbs. Explore over a dozen gardens, enjoy cooking
demonstrations and sample organically grown heirloom produce.
Gardening event is included with museum admission: $19 for adults, $16
for seniors 65 and up, $10 for ages 5 through 17, free for 4 and
Pack the Back Fun
Day, noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 26, Roberta Park on Grand Avenue near Sunset
Drive in Waukesha. Bridge
Church will give away hundreds of backpacks filled with school
supplies on a first-come, first-served basis. Child
must be present for a backpack. Free
food, inflatables and games. 262-542-4922,
Taste of the
Islands celebration, 2 p.m. Aug. 26, Peck Pavilion, 929 N. Water St.,
Milwaukee. Celebrate the close of the Live at Peck Pavilion series
with a daylong celebration with music, food and culture of The Florida
Keys. National touring Jimmy Buffet tribute band Bluffet and Caribbean
Eclipse will perform, plus kids activities, art vendors and more. Free
Ninth annual Wine
& Vine Etc., 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Aug. 26, Sisters of St. Francis
of Assisi arbor, 3221 S. Lake Drive, St. Francis. Celebrate the grape
arbor built in 1912. It features wines, craft beers, coffee, tea and
food from many area restaurants and vendors. Advance tickets are $55
or $35 for non-alcohol tickets for adults and under 21. Visit
Fifth annual Brew
City Cigar Festival, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Aug. 26, Old Heidelberg Park,
700 W. Lexington Blvd., Glendale. Cigars, cigar girls, samples of food
and alcohol. Raise funds for the Milwaukee Homeless Veterans
Initiative. $150 and up. www.brewcitycigarfestivag.com, 414-418-3148.
St. Francis Days,
Aug. 31 through Sept. 3, Milt Vretenar Memorial Park, 4224 S. Kirkwood
Ave., St. Francis.
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